7-Year-Old Polkit Flaw Lets Unprivileged Linux Users Gain Root Access

Discussion in 'News Aggregator' started by Ravie Lakshmanan, 11 Jun 2021 at 4:14 PM.

  1. A seven-year-old privilege escalation vulnerability discovered in the polkit system service could be exploited by a malicious unprivileged local attacker to bypass authorization and escalate permissions to the root user. Tracked as CVE-2021-3560 (CVSS score: 7.8), the flaw affects polkit versions between 0.113 and 0.118 and was discovered by GitHub security researcher Kevin Backhouse, who said[​IMG]

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